There are almost exactly two weeks remaining in the 2022 summer transfer window, which means Chelsea will certainly attempt to complete further business. In fact, it is extremely likely that the Blues will make one or more high profile signings before the opportunity ends in September. Another striker appears to be a priority at Stamford Bridge, as Pride of London has repeated over the past few months. According to Fabrizio Romano, a meeting took place Thursday afternoon concerning the personal terms of former Arsenal centre-forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang is currently at Barcelona.
If particulars are acceptable, CFC will apparently bid for Aubameyang; for PoL, the jury remains out on this prospective addition. While the west London side are confident of a deal for Barca’s asset, there is plenty of talk elsewhere about other supposed top targets. Another FCB man, Frenkie de Jong, Wesley Fofana of Leicester City and Everton starlet Anthony Gordon remain on the list. A report claims that CFC are still ‘working on deals’ for all three. Journalist Nick Purewal optimistically describes ambition at Stamford Bridge as “a remarkable transfer push”, which he says “sees no signs of abating”.
Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour wants to leave and defender Trevoh Chalobah may hand in a transfer request
The net has been cast widely for signings, undoubtedly. Although, this sometimes fickle seeming, relentless approach was to be foreseen with new ownership looking to stamp their mark on proceedings, whilst fully baking head coach Thomas Tuchel.
Whereas the fresh process to capture highly-rated youths – aided by Chelsea Academy boss Neil Bath – as well as locking in existing youthful Chels’ stars, feels extremely well designed and executed. Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei could prove to be particularly astute buys in years to come.
With regards to potential leavers, PoL will now assess two extra rumours. First of all, the talented and likable midfielder Billy Gilmour, who is said to want out of CFC. An international with Scotland for some time, Gilmour has pedigree. However, if you can’t offer the highest caliber youngsters first team opportunities, they will seek minutes elsewhere. And that sentiment applies even when the strategy means a step down in club standing.
In a crystal clear action by Tuchel, Gilmour was not given a squad number for the current campaign. While this might perhaps appear rather harsh from the German, comforting talks will have occurred behind the scenes. Club and agents consequently attempt to find a fitting solution for both parties. Occasionally it just doesn’t work out for various reasons. Brighton & Hove were mentioned as a potential destination; this would be a great move for the Ardrossan-born player.
Another piece of news regarding Trevoh Chalobah emerged from Evening Standard reporter Nizaar Kinsella on the same day. If one more central defender arrives on Fulham Road during the next fortnight, the 23-year-old is expected to request a move. With Chelsea reportedly obsessed with Fofana, it seems probable that the supposed £5M gap between Foxes and Blues is achievable.
Therefore Chalobah is likely to exit at this point, yet it will be a temporary switch. David Ornstein has stated that CFC wishes to retain the prospect generally so he won’t leave permanently. EPL and Serie A outfits are lurking, and rightly so: the centerback is well-liked at CFC.